- Year Published: 1896
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dickenson, E. (1896). The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One.Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.6
- Word Count: 83
Dickinson, E. (1896). Nature, Poem 30: Hemlock. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved October 31, 2014, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Nature, Poem 30: Hemlock." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. October 31, 2014.
Emily Dickinson, "Nature, Poem 30: Hemlock," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed October 31, 2014,.
I think the hemlock likes to stand
Upon a marge of snow;
It suits his own austerity,
And satisfies an awe
That men must slake in wilderness,
Or in the desert cloy, —
An instinct for the hoar, the bald,
The hemlock's nature thrives on cold;
The gnash of northern winds
Is sweetest nutriment to him,
His best Norwegian wines.
To satin races he is nought;
But children on the Don
Beneath his tabernacles play,
And Dnieper wrestlers run.